Bring Us Your Project

Here at SIOC we are proud of our organ projects, big and small. The team of highly skilled individuals bring together their know how of engineering, woodworking, digital design, working with different materials, including metal, leather, glue, stains, shellac, paints and more. The factory’s expansive work space and well-equipped machine shop, as well as our great connections with a number of artists around Australasia and quality proven local and international suppliers allow us to realize myriads of ideas, no matter how whimsical they can be.

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As a side line of our business we offer you our assistance with a PROJECT OF YOUR OWN. These are only some of the examples of what we can do for you:

  • Unique / decorative piece designing and making (presentation piece/award, artistic installation, garden feature, etc);
  • Custom cabinet/furniture making, storage solutions;
  • Antique/old furniture restoration & repair;
  • Door stripping;
  • Consultancy & assistance with client’s own project (restoration of an old heirloom, making something);
  • CAD drawings to order.

We can be Niche and Upmarket OR Down-to Earth and Affordable.
Bring us your wishes, creative ideas, projects and we will make them happen.


Our Book is Available for Purchase

More than a Pipe Dream

This book pays homage to the highly skilled individuals in the South Island Organ Company who have dedicated so much of their lives to designing, building and restoring pipe organs, highly complex musical instruments as they are. It unveils an impressive amount of detail about this unique company's development, achievements and adventures, including secrets of the instruments construction and the art of restoration, all of which is presented in a highly readable manner so that you will never feel overwhelmed by technical jargon.

This book is the work of multi-award-winning writer Jill Worrall.

$99.99 plus postage & handling fee.

Here are some comments:

  • "Thrilled to have the book arrive today. What a gorgeous production it is and how poignant the earthquake stories and images. Thank you and I will enjoy it in greater detail as the days go by". - Tim McWhannell
  • "The book has arrived....amidst the busy day, I just had to have a quick flip through. I am absolutely gobsmacked!  What a magnificent publication -accolades all round!
    You have exceeded!  I am wordless, and speechless!
    Bravo!" - Roy Tankersley
  •  "The book arrived today! Excellent publication" - Alan Edwards
  • To John: "I enjoyed the book...indeed more than a pipe dream, that's for sure. From it I can see you've had a  remarkable and interesting career amongst some great talented craftsmen and artisans and have formed a great company in SIOC which you must be proud of. The tragedy of the losses SIOC suffered with the deaths of your men following the earthquakes is so sad and I am sure is a deep loss to you and Val personally. But what an outstanding first 50 years" - Craig Maclean & family
  •  "My copy has arrived. It is superb!! Many thanks to Val and John, and to all those who had input into its publication" - Robert Cleaver